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Lee Harvey Oswald Was a Friend of Homer Henderson
Music Story  November 22, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"..."I think we wrote most of it while we were driving around drinking Slurpees and smoking weed," chuckles Henderson. "We'd pass by Oswald's house, the Texas Theatre, and Marsalis Avenue in Oak Cliff, where Jack Ruby had lived..."

Day Trips: Ruth Paine House Museum, Irving
At first it might seem rather macabre to visit the house where the accused Lee Harvey Oswald spent his last night of freedom
Columns  November 16, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...At first it might seem rather macabre to visit the house where the accused Lee Harvey Oswald spent his last night of freedom. But within these walls was also a compassionate woman caught in a horrible web...."

Parkland
The events surrounding the assasination of JFK are witnessed through the eyes of those who were there in this made-in-Austin film.
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Film Review  October 4, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. That event, which carried over through the next two days when Jack Ruby murdered the alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, shocked the nation and the world..."

Friend of the Family
In Thomas Mallon's new nonfiction book, the strangest figure in the JFK assassination is the most honest one.
Books Story  January 25, 2002, by Clay Smith
"...When Ruth Paine, an Irving housewife, pulled into her driveway on November 21, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was in her front yard under the oak tree playing with his daughter Junie. His wife Marina was there too, and she quickly apologized to Ruth for his presence..."

Conspiracy
The short happy life and quick assassination of ASK
Features Story  November 22, 2013, by Louis Black
"...But that third year, the previous year, really was something else. Attendance, as I recall, was over 700, with speakers including Norman Mailer as well as Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina Oswald Porter..."

A Journey to 'Parkland'
Writer/director Peter Landesman on the untold stories of JFK's death
DAILY Screens  October 5, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Written and directed by Landesman, and produced by Tom Hanks, the Austin-lensed Parkland turns the camera away from President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. Instead, it focuses on the people surrounding them on the day of the assassination..."

Dancing About Architecture
Life and death on the live music club scene; Dale Watson escapes, Huey Meaux doesn't; and more tantalizing tidbits of Terpsichore...
Music Column  November 12, 1999, by Ken Lieck
"...Ironically, while waiting for the album to escape, Watson found himself behind bars, playing the part of a prisoner in a Johnny Cash video for "Folsom Prison Blues" from the EMI compilation album Rebels and Outlaws. The clip intersperses vintage footage of Cash performing with the new prison scenes, which were shot in Lee Harvey Oswald's old cell..."

Change of Venue
This year, FronteraFest is takin' it to the streets – and a chapel, a bookstore, a home ...
Arts Story  January 10, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...The Sniper's Nest takes place during the summer prior to John Kennedy's assassination, when, according to Judyth Vary Baker, she and Lee Harvey Oswald carried on a torrid affair. Elizabeth V..."

Point Austin: Reflections on Assassination
Trying to find some wisdom on a grim anniversary
News Column  November 22, 2013, by Michael King
"...I might say Lee Harvey Oswald and his assassination-era followers have much to answer for, except that Oswald was much more a symptom than a cause. I'd like to end on a much more uplifting note, but on this grim anniversary, I'm afraid that's all I've got...."

Page Two: The Vision Thing
Championing idealism over realism is not inherently good, moral, or noble
Columns  April 25, 2008, by Louis Black
"...At an Assassination Symposium on Kennedy in Dallas a decade ago, I watched a group of ardent researchers surround Marina Oswald, Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, barraging her with questions. One showed her the famous photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding his new rifle..."

Things They Used to Do
Dick Holland assesses two Texas journalists, Gary Cartwright and Jan Reid, whose new collections of articles possess a cautionary wisdom, the kind you acquire when you court danger and danger provides you with a keen view of what lies beyond.
Books Story  February 23, 2001, by Dick Holland
"...In Cartwright's world, Dallas was full of small-time hoods, striptease artists, and doped-up football players. Particularly memorable from this collection are Cartwright's ruminations on the Dallas clipjoint proprietor and killer of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby: "I can tell you about Jack Ruby, and about Dallas, and if necessary remind you that human life is sweetly fragile and the holy litany of ambition and success takes as many people to hell as it does to heaven." This sort of tough guy sentimentality is an example of sports prose at its most elevated..."

11/22
Legendary Austin author Neal Barrett Jr. describes that fateful day in 1963
Arts Story  November 22, 2013, by Neal Barrett Jr
"...We knew Kennedy died at Parkland Hospital. The shooter's name was Oswald..."

ASK: Roland Swenson
JFK symposium exposes SXSW head as CIA operative!
DAILY Music  November 21, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Roland Swenson: The Chron staff used to hang out at the Texas Chili Parlor, and I learned that a waitress we all knew was Lee Harvey Oswald’s daughter. It made me think about the fact that there were still a lot of people in Texas who were involved in the events of Nov..."

Dr Pepper, Texas
What makes the Dr Pepper in Dublin, Texas, so much better than that made anywhere else?
Features Story  August 24, 2001, by David Lynch
"...Rocket. Shoot Me a Waco Lee Harvey Oswald was a Pepper, habitually ingesting the caffeinated beverage..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...If it hadn't been for the multi-part documentary titled The Men Who Killed Ken­nedy, which Roger Mudd hosted on the History Channel, I would have gone through life not questioning the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter who assassinated the president...."

Politics Gift Guide
Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin
News Story  December 10, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Peace Unearthed Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin..."

Assassins
The debut of UT's Musical Theatre Pilot Project is a visual treat, well performed, and with plenty of fun moments
Arts Review  April 18, 2008, by Avimaan Syam
"...You cannot murder a president, John Wilkes Booth smartly tells a depressed Lee Harvey Oswald. Presidents, as it were, can only be assassinated..."

A Tale of Two Conspiracies
FLIR tape conspiracy theorists compare notes with the Kennedy assassination theorists
News Story  August 18, 2000, by Robert Bryce
"...The Zapruder film suggests there was at least one assassin other than Lee Harvey Oswald who murdered John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963..."

Writers on Kennedy
What we think about when we think about JFK
News Story  November 22, 2013, by Joe Nick Patoski
"...Lee Harvey Oswald attended my high school, Arlington Heights in Fort Worth, several years ahead of me, and Lee's mom, Marguerite Oswald, lived across the street from my junior high in 1963. I met her a few years later, when I accompanied my friend Don Crowell collecting on his newspaper route...."

Reporting an Assassination
"Parkland" director Peter Landesman on JFK research
DAILY Screens  November 22, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...His movie, shot in Austin and released earlier this year, centers not on Kennedy himself, or even the major players on the day, but on the people caught in the whirlwind: The Dallas FBI agents, Lee Harvey Oswald's brother, and the doctors at Parkland Hospital who tried to save Kennedy...."

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